R for the Rest of Us Roadshow - Seattle with David Keyes

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Seattle Evaluation Association is pleased to partner with David Keyes to host the Seattle stop of his R for the Rest of Us Roadshow. David will host two half-day workshops designed to take people from “I’ve heard of R” to “Wow, I can use R!” Registration is open now on his website. Early bird pricing is available through September 3, and those on the Seattle Evaluation Association mailing list are eligible for a $25 discount. If you aren’t on our mailing list, join today!

David Keyes at Seattle Evaluation Association Annual Meeting

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Please join the Seattle Evaluation Association at 5:45pm on Tuesday, September 24th for our First Annual Meeting.

This meeting will include:

  • Meet the Leadership Team

  • Learn ways to participate

  • Networking

  • Q&A with Leadership Team Officers

  • David Keyes’ presentation (details below)

  • Snacks


Here is more information about David Keyes’ presentation: What Evaluation Can Learn From Data Science

Evaluation and data science share much in common. At their core, both are designed to help people use data to improve decision making. Despite these similarities, there are some major differences. And there are some key insights that those of us in evaluation can take from data science.

When I started learning R three years ago, I found myself part of the world of data science (many R users come from this field). So, like the anthropologist I was originally trained to be, I started taking notes.

In this talk, I will open up my field notebook to present some lessons I've learned over the past three years. In particular, I will discuss how working *on* our data — not just working *in* our data — can enable evaluators to be more efficient and, ultimately, more effective.